I thoroughly recommend a visit to Parliament. It is possible to have a guided tour of the historic building or to watch a debate in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords.
The walking tour of the Palace of Westminster includes –
- Westminster Hall, the ancient hall at the heart of the Palace where Parliament first sat and where many historic events have taken place
- The House of Commons, including the Speaker's Chair and the famous green benches and the 'lobbies' where MPs actually vote
- The House of Lords, including the Royal Throne
- The Queen's Robing Room, Royal Gallery and many other fascinating parts of the Palace of Westminster.
More information about this can be found by clicking here but please note that tours are very popular and places are limited so generally they have to be booked some months in advance.
Climbing Big Ben
Tours can also be organised to climb Big Ben (also known as the Clock Tower). You should be aware that the tour involves climbing 334 small, spiral steps and regrettably there are no lifts.
If you would like to organise either a visit to Parliament or to take part in a tour of Big Ben, please contact me.